Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I had not cooked any " real food " in a while, so a sort of cool rainy day put me inside.

Smothered Pork Chops
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Beets
Beet Greens
w/ lemon and garlic

I sort of followed a recipe and I thought it was very good.


4 bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup buttermilk
Store-bought biscuits, for serving (optional)


Sprinkle the pork chops all over with salt and the Cajun seasoning. Pour the flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge the chops in the flour, turning to coat, and tap off any excess. Reserve the remaining flour.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Add the butter, onion, thyme and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved flour to the skillet and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by one-third, about 2 minutes.

Add the buttermilk and return the chops to the skillet. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chops are just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/smothered-pork-chops-recipe.print.html?oc=linkback

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